Promoting recovery towards resilience

A sector crucial to promote development and economic growth has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, 99.95% of the businesses in the country are MSMEs[1]. When the enhanced community quarantine began in Metro Manila and other parts of the country in March […]

Bringing light to communities in Sarangani

Yunie Kusin Labi’s dream is for families in their village to light up their homes. As the barangay captain of Upo in the municipality of Maitum, Sarangani, Labi has seen his community suffer from lack of electricity. “Sa siyam na sitio sa Brgy Upo, tatlo lang ang may access sa kuryente,” Labi said. From behind […]

Lighting up Sultan Kudarat communities

Lighting up Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani communities

Thousands of off-grid households in the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani are set to gain access to electricity, thanks to the 3,000 solar home system units coursed through South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative (SOCOTECO II) under the Strengthening Off-grid Lighting with Appropriate Renewable Energy Solutions (SOLARES) project on April 19, 2021. During the ceremonial […]

MFI, PEF, Electric Coops renew commitment to improve energy security in Soccsksargen

The Mahintana Foundation, Inc., Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), South Cotabato II Elect. Cooperative, Inc. and SUKELCO signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in General Santos City today to ensure effective implementation of a rural electrification and livelihood project in the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani. The project, titled Strengthening Off-grid Lighting with Appropriate Renewable Energy Solutions (SOLARES) […]

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